MIT’s FitSocket 3D prints comfortable and affordable prosthetic limbs

December 30, 2014 by  
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As if losing a limb wasn’t hard enough for a person, often the task of finding, fitting and affording a prosthetic limb can be almost as excruciating. Enter MIT’s FitSocket technology, which uses 3D scanning, 3D printing , and 3D modeling software to create custom 3D-printed limbs. A laser scanner is used to scan the remainder of the limb and allow the anatomy of the prosthetic and the natural limb to “match up within fractions of a millimeter,” according to 3D designer William Root’s Behance page. Read the rest of MIT’s FitSocket 3D prints comfortable and affordable prosthetic limbs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D imaging , 3d printed , 3D printed limbs , 3D printing , 3D printing prosthetics , 3d scanning , 3D-printed artificial limbs , 3D-printed leg , 3d-printed prostheses , 3D-printed prosthetic , artificial limb , artificial limbs , Exo-Prosthetic , Fit Socket , FitSocket , laser sintering , MIT , prostheses , prosthesis , prosthetic legs , prosthetic limbs , prosthetics , titanium , William Root

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3D-printed prosthetic legs allow Derby the dog to run for the first time

December 17, 2014 by  
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The popularity of 3D printing has exploded in recent years, and one of the most innovative uses for this technology has been that of prosthetics— for people and animals alike. We’ve seen prosthetic limbs for ducks , and now a pair of 3D-printed legs is allowing a very special dog named Derby to run for the very first time in his life. Born with disfigured front legs, Derby has only been able to get around with the help of a cart purchased by his adoptive family, but now, with the help of a team of 3D engineers and veterinarians, Derby is able to run . Read the rest of 3D-printed prosthetic legs allow Derby the dog to run for the first time Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed , 3d printed dog legs , 3D printed legs , 3D printing , Derby , Derby dog , Derby dog running , Derby the dog running , disfigured dog legs , dog able to run , dog prostheses , dog prosthetic legs , prostheses , prosthetic legs , prosthetic limbs , running dog , veterinary prostheses , veterinary prosthetic

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BMW’s i3 Prototype can park itself while its driver walks away

December 17, 2014 by  
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Several cars on the market already have technology that allows them to park themselves without total interaction from the driver, but none of them allow you to completely get out of the car while it parks itself—until now. BMW has revealed a unique i3 prototype that features the company’s newest technology, which allows the i3 to drive to a parking spot and fully park itself while its driver walks off. Read the rest of BMW’s i3 Prototype can park itself while its driver walks away Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 360 degree collision avoidance , BMW , bmw i3 , BMW i3 prototype , ces , green car , green transportation , PARK(ing) , parking garages , remote valet parking assistant , Smartwatch , urban planning

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These Beautiful Customized 3D-Printed Prosthetic Legs Are Made to Be Seen

June 12, 2013 by  
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